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  • Jessica E Baas
    Oct 23, 2007
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      We did the same, large glow sticks used for the target for the clout. Wow, it's hard to judge distance in the dark! I'm decent at ranging distance during the day, but at night, that's a whole different story!

      We haven't been able to talk them into letting us try real flaming arrows yet, but we had talked about 36" tomato stakes from your local Home Depot with the most basic of self nocks. Hey, they're only going to shot once! Unfortunately, southern California isn't the best for anything with open flames anyway.

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      From: Keith Crawley <crawleys@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:11:35 AM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Fire arrows













      In Ealdormere we have been doing night shoots with glow sticks for many years courtesy of Lord Tosh. we use the longer bracelet sized sticks and make targets and all sorts out of the glow sticks as well.



      For real fire you will first of all want to make sure you have arrows that are wayyyyy too long for normal shooting. At full draw on a normal arrow the fire will be right about were your bow hand is.. OUCHY... As for keeping them lit that's a good one.

      ----- Original Message -----

      From: Jessica E Baas

      To: SCA-Archery@ yahoogroups. com

      Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:49 AM

      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Fire arrows



      Depends on if you're looking for real fire or not. At this past Great Western War, we had the opportunity to do a night time clout shoot. Since we couldn't have open flame, we use mini glo-sticks. They're a bit over an inch long, thin, and can be taped to existing arrows. We used clear packing tape and the green/yellow mini's. It worked really well and you could see them easily both in the air and on the ground (with the stick positioned just front of center). They do sell red/purple mini's, but we found them more difficult to see when we were testing. They weren't bad in the pitch dark though. No arrows wasted or lost, no likelihood of being burned, but fun none the less!



      Christina



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      From: "locm@osprey. net" <locm@osprey. net>

      To: sca-archery@ yahoogroups. com

      Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:30:25 AM

      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Fire arrows



      Does anyone out there have any information on making fire arrows that will stay



      lit when you shoot them?



      Thanks.



      Leif of Crescent Moon



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